Archive for 2006

2PM Review Candidates

Boss #1: We can use [Derek] as our field supervisor; he knows how to do the work.
Boss #2: Is he still a drunk?
Boss #1: Yeah. His wife left him.
Boss #2: He has always been a drinker.
Boss #1: So we’ll put him in charge of everything and he can run the crews. We’ll pay his expenses and give him the company truck.
Boss #2: Okay. Sounds good to me. Maybe stuff will start getting done now.

8221 NW Expressway Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4PM Project Meeting

Meeting Lead: The customer wanted another dropdown here for more detail. They have “Category” and “Sub-Category” but they want another one below “Sub-Category”. I suggested “Sub-Sub-Category”.

11 East Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota

2PM Make Reservations

Manager: [Ben], just go ahead and reserve two spots for me.
Assistant #1: Did you just say [Jeffrey]?
Manager: What? No, I said [Ben].
Assistant #1: Well, I heard my name.
Manager: ‘Cause youre a narcissist! [Ben], don’t you think he’s a
narcissist?
Assistant #2: I plead the Fifth.
Manager: C’mon [Ben], don’t be a pussy!
Assistant #2: I’m going to be a pussy! I’m new!

270 Lafayette Street
New York, NY

11AM Monitor Calls

Junior Help Desk Agent: Nothing makes her happy. All she does is complain. I would hate to be her husband.
Senior Help Desk Agent: Uh, Joe, that is the speakerphone button, not the on-hold button.
User on speaker: Do you think you can stop ranting and help “the bitch” now?

8001 Development Drive
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Overheard by: EL Gee